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1925 Dartmouth Indians football
National champion (Dickinson, Davis)
ConferenceIndependent
1925 record8–0
Head coachJesse Hawley (3rd season)
Home stadiumMemorial Field
Uniform
Seasons
← 1924
1926 →
1925 Eastern college football independents records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Dartmouth         8 0 0
Colgate         7 0 2
Fordham         9 1 0
Pittsburgh         8 1 0
Syracuse         8 1 1
Lafayette         7 1 1
Princeton         5 1 1
Holy Cross         8 2 0
Penn         7 2 0
Army         7 2 0
Boston College         6 2 0
Cornell         6 2 0
Massachusetts         6 2 0
NYU         6 2 1
Villanova         6 2 1
Washington & Jefferson         6 2 1
Carnegie Tech         5 2 1
Yale         5 2 1
Bucknell         7 3 1
Columbia         6 3 1
Geneva         6 3 0
Harvard         4 3 1
Brown         5 4 1
Penn State         4 4 1
CCNY         2 5 0
Rutgers         2 7 0
Drexel         1 7 0
Duquesne         0 7 0

The 1925 Dartmouth Indians football team was an American football team that represented Dartmouth College as an independent during the 1925 college football season. In its third season under head coach Jesse Hawley, the team compiled an 8–0 record, shut out five of eight opponents, and outscored all opponents by a total of 340 to 29.[1] The team was retroactively designated as the 1925 national champion by the Dickinson System and Parke H. Davis.[2]

Andy Oberlander passed for 14 touchdowns and ran for 12. Dartmouth defeated Harvard, 32–9, its best victory to date over the Crimson.[3] In a 62–13 victory over Cornell, Oberlander had 477 yards in total offense, including six touchdown passes,[4] a Dartmouth record which still stands. He was responsible for some 500 yards of total offense.[5] Cornell coach Gil Dobie responded "We won the game 13–0, passing is not football."[6] The season closed with a 33–7 victory over defending Big Ten champion Chicago. Oberlander threw three touchdowns.[7]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 26[[{{{school}}}|Norwich]]*W 59–0[8]
October 3[[{{{school}}}|Hobart]]*
  • Memorial Field
  • Hanover, NH
W 34–0[9]
October 10Vermont*
  • Memorial Field
  • Hanover, NH
W 50–0[10]
October 17Maine*
  • Memorial Field
  • Hanover, NH
W 56–0[11]
October 24at Harvard*W 32–953,000[12]
October 31at Brown*W 14–0[13]
November 7Cornell*
  • Memorial Field
  • Hanover, NH
W 62–1315,000[14]
November 14at Chicago*
W 33–734,000[15]
  • *Non-conference game

RosterEdit

LineEdit

Player Position Games
started
Hometown Prep school Height Weight Age
Josh Davis center
Carl Diehl guard
Charles Hardy tackle
Nathan Parker tackle PennsylvaniaBellevue H S
Herbert Rubin guard
George Tully end Orange, New JerseyEast Orange HS5'10180

BackfieldEdit

Player Position Games
started
Hometown Prep school Height Weight Age
Newman Horton halfback
Myles Lane halfback Melrose, MassachusettsMelrose HS6'1"185
Bob MacPhail quarterback
Andy Oberlander halfback Everett, MassachusettsEverett HS6'0"197

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ReferencesEdit

  1. "1925 Dartmouth Big Green Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/dartmouth/1925-schedule.html. Retrieved April 12, 2019.
  2. National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 108. http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/football_records/2015/FBS.pdf. Retrieved January 8, 2016.
  3. "Football Games 1920s". dartmouth.edu. https://libarchive.dartmouth.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/photofiles/id/79573/rec/23.
  4. "Dartmouth Shoots Down Cornell, 62-13, with Aerials". Chicago Tribune. November 8, 1925. http://archives.chicagotribune.com/1925/11/08/page/33/article/dartmouth-shoots-down-cornell-62-13-with-aerials.
  5. Bernie McCarty. "Oberlander's 500-yard game". p. 17. http://library.la84.org/SportsLibrary/CFHSN/CFHSNv03/CFHSNv03n4h.pdf.
  6. "Evolution of the Game: The Introduction of the Forward Pass". National Football Foundation's Football Letter 3 (56): 30. October 2014. http://www.footballfoundation.org/Portals/7/nff/file_file/No.%2056,%20Vol.%203%20-%20October.pdf.
  7. "How Swede it was: 1924 football". thedartmouth.com. http://thedartmouth.com/1998/02/24/how-swede-it-was-1924-football/.
  8. "Dartmouth Swamps Norwich in Opener". The Hartford Courant: p. 4B. September 27, 1925. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/30549882/dartmouth_swamps_norwich_in_opener/.
  9. Newspapers.com "Dartmouth Trims Hobart". The Cincinnati Enquirer: p. 17. October 4, 1925. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/30549941/dartmouth_trims_hobart/via=Newspapers.com.
  10. "Dartmouth 50, Vermont 0". The Cincinnati Enquirer: p. 24. October 11, 1925. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/30550005/dartmouth_50_vermont_0/.
  11. "Dartmouth Beats Maine Eleven, 56-0". The Philadelphia Inquirer: p. 4S. October 18, 1925. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/30550061/dartmouth_beats_maine_eleven_560/.
  12. "Harvard Crushed by Dartmouth Green's Third Straight Win". The Philadelphia Inquirer: pp. 25, 33. October 25, 1925. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/30549358/harvard_crushed_by_dartmouth_greens/.
  13. "Brown Stubborn In Dartmouth Battle". The Hartford Courant: pp. 1B, 2B. November 1, 1925. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/30550154/brown_stubborn_in_dartmouth_battle/.
  14. "Oberlander Star as Dartmouth Swamps Cornell". The Atlanta Constitution: p. 2B. November 8, 1925. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/30550253/oberlander_star_as_dartmouth_swamps/.
  15. Harvey Woodruff (November 15, 1925). "Maroons Buried By Green Avalanche". Chicago Tribune: p. II-1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29812338/maroons_buried_by_green_avalanche/.
  16. Bill Ritt (December 26, 1931). "Great Grid Teams of the Past". The San Bernardino County Sun: p. 14. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/3502575/the_san_bernardino_county_sun/. Retrieved October 27, 2015. open access
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